A New Look and a Salad

I really hope to stick to this theme ! My dear brother found it and tweaked it for me . I love the layout and  I am still doing a cleanup of the website , but I hope my readers and visitors really like this theme.  I have been working on this continuously for the last week , cleaning up , uploading , deleting stuff.  Its a lesson learnt that I need to be more organized and not neglect my virtual baby !

Taking a break from the intense  overhaul , K and I made this salad for ourselves for lunch and we thoroughly enjoyed it .It was Simple yet fresh and we wanted some more after we were done. I thought I’d share this fresh lemony keeper with you guys!


Daregal gourmet had sent me some frozen herbs and It was time I put them to good use. They were sent wonderfully packaged with dry ice and the delivery was prompt . This stuff comes really handy , when Im done with my herbs or when they get spoiled because of storage issues. I loved the fact that they were nearly as fresh as the fresh ones.



2 cups of uncooked pasta of choice (penne, fusilli , farfelle )

1 cup of steamed brocolli florets

1 can of beans ( I used a combination of garbanzo, kidney bean and pinto beans)

1 cup of halved cherry tomatoes

For the Vinaigrette:

1/3 cup of Olive Oil

2 tablespoons of lemon juice

1 tablespoon of Rice Vinegar( or white wine vinegar)

3 tablespoons of chopped Cilantro

1 tablespoon of finely chopped red onion

1 minced garlic pod

1 thai chilli , finely chopped

1 teaspoon of minced ginger

Salt to taste


1. Cook the pasta according to the package instructions  , drain and keep aside.

2 . Steam the brocolli florets in the microwave for about 3 minutes or on the stove top. It takes approximately 3-5 minutes.

3.  In a salad bowl , toss pasta , beans , broccoli and cherry tomatoes .

4. In another bowl , take all the ingredients and whisk well until all the ingredients are mixed well and pour over the salad ingredients , just before serving.

4. Toss the salad and dressing gently . Serve and enjoy !


17 thoughts on “A New Look and a Salad

  1. Soma says:

    Fabulous neat organized! Love it! This is the inspiration that we really need to clean up the clutter of our blog, but when it will happen I do not know.

    Love the pasta Dee! Just my kind of food. Loaded with goodies and flavors and minimum work:-) Lovely lovely pictures.

    I see the Flickr.. I have an account and do upload once in a while. will look you up.

  2. Dee says:

    Thankyou all , I am still working on it .. I should have done the images right .. now Im doing the cleaning up !

  3. Anshika says:

    Discovered your blog through Meeta’s blog. And I must say fabulous blog. The pics are so fresh, crisp and clean. I am ‘J’. You are going a gr8 job. I will have to come here from time to time to learn.

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